rookiemag:

hazelcills:

"Susan Sontag, Cosmophage" from Wayne Koestenbaum’s "My 1980s & Other Essays"
Does someone ever write something about one of your idols in such a way that it pretty much simultaneously mirrors and destroys anything you could ever say about your idol? And you’re not even mad about it, you’re just so glad to read something that gets it so right?

This book is the greatest. Everyone should read it and then join my Koestenbaum fan club. We’re called The Wayneiacs and our theme song is “Dreaming” by Blondie. X ARS

rookiemag:

hazelcills:

"Susan Sontag, Cosmophage" from Wayne Koestenbaum’s "My 1980s & Other Essays"

Does someone ever write something about one of your idols in such a way that it pretty much simultaneously mirrors and destroys anything you could ever say about your idol? And you’re not even mad about it, you’re just so glad to read something that gets it so right?

This book is the greatest. Everyone should read it and then join my Koestenbaum fan club. We’re called The Wayneiacs and our theme song is “Dreaming” by Blondie. X ARS

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theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

(via prairielights)

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positivelyaustentatious:

 In Regency times postage for  letters was paid by the sheet of paper, so the usual amount for a letter was one quarto sheet (15” x 9”) - it was folded over to make two leaves, or four pages. To save money people ‘crossed’ their letter so they didn’t need to pay for an extra sheet - They wrote first one way then turned it  a quarter round and then the other.  There were no ready made envelopes, so the name and address was written in the middle of the fourth page and then the paper was then folded in three and sealed with wax or a small moistened blob of dried glue.

As the recipient paid for the letter, sometimes the writer would hide a small coin under the seal for use in payment.

(Source: jobourne.blogspot.com.au, via roselerner)

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Skim milk is among one of man’s worst creations.

(Source: notmetaphoric)

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lostsplendor:

"The Unification of London: The Need and the Remedy”by John Leighton, London c. 1895 via The British Library

lostsplendor:

"The Unification of London: The Need and the Remedy”by John Leighton, London c. 1895 via The British Library

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fuckyeahchubbyfashion:

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Interesting!

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everybodyreadingbooks:

Where IS this?

everybodyreadingbooks:

Where IS this?

(Source: adrahasis-library)

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ollie-murphy:

ive been buying old magazines for collages and i found this

ollie-murphy:

ive been buying old magazines for collages and i found this

(via mvrjxrie)

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soundcheckradio:

Watch Jenny Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson (and Lewis’ amazing rainbow guitar) star in drag in the “Just One Of The Guys” music video.

(via pitchfork)

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prairielights:

LENA DUNHAM Join us for a special event with Lena Dunham to celebrate the release of her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, October 7th at the Englert Theatre. Lena will be in conversation with novelist Curtis Sittenfeld.  Poet Jenny Zhang will open.The event will be at the Englert Theatre in Downtown Iowa City,  7pm Tuesday October 7th. Tickets will go on sale July 15th at Prairie Lights (319) 337-2681 and at the Englert (319) 688-2653 and cost $30. The price includes admission to the event and a signed copy of Not That Kind of Girl.

prairielights:

LENA DUNHAM
Join us for a special event with Lena Dunham to celebrate the release of her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, October 7th at the Englert Theatre. Lena will be in conversation with novelist Curtis Sittenfeld.  Poet Jenny Zhang will open.

The event will be at the Englert Theatre in Downtown Iowa City,  7pm Tuesday October 7th.

Tickets will go on sale July 15th at Prairie Lights (319) 337-2681 and at the Englert (319) 688-2653 and cost $30. The price includes admission to the event and a signed copy of Not That Kind of Girl.

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